This picture just makes me laugh.
So my first week of work went well. It was four long days of computer-based orientation. So you can imagine that after spending eight hours in front of a computer, I didn't feel like coming home and sitting in front of another computer. Sorry.
The next week.... Early Monday morning (Dec 18th) around 1:30am central time, I received a phone call from my mother saying my grandmother (her mom) had suffered a heart attack, coded, and was now on a ventilator. I broke into tears and immediately began to pray. I prayed for her to be strong and pull through, but it didn't feel right. So I then began to pray that the Lord take her if it's her time and I prayed for her to not be in any pain. About fifteen minutes later I received a phone call from my dad saying she didn't make it. I cried a cry I had never cried before.
I've been so fortunate in my 29 years on this earth to have not have to deal with too many deaths. This was my first. Through it I learned many things, but the most important thing I learned (or really realized) is how thankful I am for my faith. Through my faith I know my granny is in heaven with the Lord. She has eyes that see perfectly, she can run around with perfectly working legs, and she's happier than any of us can ever imagine. And that right there gives me a peace that I hold tightly to.
Needless to say, we packed up and headed to NC for the rest of the week. Her funeral service was that Thursday. The service was perfect. Beautiful words were spoken that made us all laugh and cry. And although I wish the circumstances were different, I was thankful to see friends and family that I had not seen in months - and some in years.
Last week, Thanksgiving week, I worked three days and my parents came down to spend the holiday with us. So I spent all my free time cooking and spending time with them. The time always goes by too quickly, but it was wonderful having them here.
This week I am back to work. Finally getting out of orientation and getting out in the field, going to peoples' homes, and doing therapy. So, let me get adjusted to this new job and I will be back. I promise. I always come back - it may not be in the timeliest manner, but I do always come back. It's hard managing a job and a blog - especially when there're not related or intertwined.
How many of you work a full time job and are able to blog regularly? How do you do it?